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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 12:10 PM

33. I have two words for the 50-state strategy: it works.

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Because it works even when it DOESN'T work.

In 2008, McCain won Montana by less than 3 points, and Missouri by less than one. Those states are now in a position to be "flipped" this year because of the groundwork Dean laid in 2006. 50SS doesn't always produce instant results, but the small investments we make in building up blue bases now can certainly pay off in the future.

The only complaining about 50SS that I hear comes from fatcat political consultants who are no longer collecting six- and seven-figure fees from the DNC and the candidates.


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